Leading the Educational Program - Pedagogy and Practice - Brisbane
Thursday, 27 October 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (AEST)
What it all about?
Under the National Quality Framework, services are expected to design and deliver an effective curriculum built on the Learning Frameworks. This requires high level pedagogical skills and reflective capacity. This workshop will explore how to lead, motivate, mentor and support individuals and teams in their roles around pedagogy and curriculum.
We will identify some practical, powerful strategies, reflect on underlying theory and approaches and support you to develop a plan of action for your own setting. This workshop will be helpful for educational leaders, directors and coordinators, lead educators and anyone interested in pedagogy and leadership.
- Identify the skills and attributes of effective leadership
- Unpack the concept of pedagogy using real world examples of practice
- Consider the ways in which leadership can enable and develop
meaningful curriculum and pedagogy
- Identify and explore strategies to empower, enable and motivate
colleagues in their programming and pedagogical practices
- Develop an action plan for pedagogical leadership in your service
Presenter’s Bio – Stephen Gallen
Stephen Gallen has over 26 years’ experience in the ECEC sector as a teacher and educator, consultant, presenter and leader. He has taught and worked across SAC, home based care, kindergarten and primary school, but his primary focus has been in long day care, including over twelve years as a contact educator. He has consulted and presented for Workforce Council, Gowrie Qld, TAFE, QUT, C&K and many other organisations. Some of his main interests include pedagogy and documentation, empowering educators and children, and social justice and inclusion.
Stephen also specialises in Educational program and practice, Documenting children's learning, Critical reflection, Diversity, Inclusion, Social justice, Children's agency and rights, Relationships with children, Designing learning environments, Empowering and motivating teams and individuals, Action research.
When & Where
Health and Community Services Workforce Council Inc.
Since we were founded in 1992, the Workforce Council has supported the health and community services industry to meet their current and future workforce needs, and has developed into one of Queensland’s leading industry workforce bodies.
We enjoy a reputation as an inclusive and active peak body that delivers insightful, informed and intelligent support in workforce insights, strategy and capability.
Our team cares about the industry and has helped thousands of people to make positive improvements in their day-to-day work practices across a range of disciplines and skill-sets.
Over more than two decades, the Workforce Council has developed unique and effective expertise which is underpinned by a truly collaborative approach and deep connections with industry, community and government.
We enhance the important work being done by health and community services workers throughout Queensland who provide essential services that make our communities healthier, more liveable and cohesive.
Our vibrant industry faces increasing pressure to meet the needs of communities, families and individuals right across Queensland. The Workforce Council provides practical support and sense of connection, helping you and our industry as a whole to work well together.